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Thread: Wheels & Wheel Studs

Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Re: Wheels & Wheel Studs

    I just had my wheels (alloy) balanced and I think its the first time I ever had a shop use an adapter that went into the lug holes rather than the center hole. I also asked them not to use air tools and to torque the lugs to 45 lbs. (I had another shop break a stud, too). They had a guy go around and he removed and installed everything by hand and used a torque wrench! This shop was recommended by others and they were actually familiar with LBCs.

    They also set the toe for me (the Midget barely fit on the alignment machine) and I got a print out with all the specs. Only problem is that it reads in degrees rather than inches. Anyone know how to convert degrees of toe in to inches?

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    Re: Wheels & Wheel Studs

    Quote Originally Posted by 1974MGMidget View Post
    I just had my wheels (alloy) balanced and I think its the first time I ever had a shop use an adapter that went into the lug holes rather than the center hole. I also asked them not to use air tools and to torque the lugs to 45 lbs. (I had another shop break a stud, too). They had a guy go around and he removed and installed everything by hand and used a torque wrench! This shop was recommended by others and they were actually familiar with LBCs.

    They also set the toe for me (the Midget barely fit on the alignment machine) and I got a print out with all the specs. Only problem is that it reads in degrees rather than inches. Anyone know how to convert degrees of toe in to inches?
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